IMAGING MULTIPLE MODALITY SPECIALIST (ULTRASOUND SPECIALIST – GENERAL/OB/GYN/VASCULAR) (REGIONAL) #60273 (KAUAI -KR451)

JOB DESCRIPTION

DATE POSTED: May 01, 2024

POSITION TITLE: IMAGING MULTIPLE MODALITY SPECIALIST (ULTRASOUND SPECIALIST – GENERAL/OB/GYN/VASCULAR) (REGIONAL)

STATUS: Casual Hire | Temporary (0.30 FTE)

SALARY: $30.47 + $7.99 (shortage differential) per hour | SR23 | BU73

Join our dynamic team at Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Kaua’i Region, where we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of healthcare services at our critical access hospitals – Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH) and Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH). From full-service emergency departments to specialized surgeries, family and internal medicine, intensive care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and a range of ancillary services, and more, we are dedicated to providing quality, accessible, compassionate care to our community. With locations across Kaua’i, including outpatient clinics and urgent care facilities, we strive to make healthcare accessible to all. As part of HHSC Kaua’i Region, we uphold values of excellence, transparency, accountability, integrity, and teamwork. Join us as we work together to deliver exceptional care and make a positive impact in the lives of those we serve.

This is a regional position based in the Radiology-Diagnostic departments within HHSC Kaua’i Region, encompassing KVMH, SMMH, and the Kaua’i Region Clinics, which include: The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalāheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalāheo, The Urgent Care at Po’ipū, The Clinic at Līhu’e, and The Clinic at Kapa’a, all under the public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i. 

The Radiology-Diagnostic departments offer diagnostic imaging services for inpatients and outpatients of all ages, from birth to death, on scheduled or emergency basis as needed for care and treatments. Their duties encompass a range of procedures, including but not limited to diagnostic radiography, computed tomography (CT) scans, teleradiography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasonography.  

We are actively seeking for a skilled Imaging Multiple Modality Specialist (Regional) with a focus on Ultrasound and Vascular procedures to join our growing organization! This position requires those with strong technical skills and knowledge in operating imaging equipment. As an Imaging Multiple Modality Specialist, you will be responsible to produce two and three-dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs, performs a variety of diagnostic procedures using ultrasound equipment, for use by physician in diagnosis of diseases and study of malfunction of organs. Attentiveness to detail and the ability to work closely with other departments are crucial for these roles. If you have a passion for technology and helping patients, we encourage you to apply now and be part of our dedicated healthcare team!

This position is subject to work rotating shifts, including on weekends, holidays, and may require standby and call back duty.  Additionally, may require providing coverage at KVMH, SMMH and The Urgent Care at Po’ipū. The Imaging Specialists report directly to the Regional Director of Imaging, position no. 20896, or its designee.

Candidates must have flexibility availability based on hospital/clinic operations as services are provided 24/7.

BENEFITS: 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS 

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements.  Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek. Also, please see below the additional requirements according to the level of the position. All applicants are required to provide evidence of all applicable education, licenses, and certifications. 

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an approved program recognized by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Excess work experience as described below in the experience requirement section which provided knowledge, skills, and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level, and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Licensure: Current State of Hawai’i Radiologic Technologist license as a radiographer; Current, active type# 3 driver’s license preferred.

Certification: Current certification issued by the Registered American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS); AND Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) for Health Care Providers issued by the American Heart Association must be provided at the time of appointment.

Experience: One (1) year of experience as a staff Ultra sonographer performing General, OB/Gyn and Vascular exams in a clinical or hospital environment. 

Specialized Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience as a specialist of which at least a minimum of one (1) year of work experience must have been gained in each of two (2) or more of the following modalities: echocardiography and ultrasound in a clinical or hospital environment.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES

Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of imaging equipment and physics of specialized imaging procedures, safety, medical terminology and department protocols. Thorough knowledge of standard precautions, hospital policies and procedure, rules and regulations, government regulatory requirements and accrediting standards. Basic knowledge of Cross-Sectional Anatomy required.

Ability to: Perform a full range of specialized imaging procedures in a specific specialty independently and provide instruction regarding specialized imaging procedures and radiation safety to lower-level specialists and other health care providers.

Code of Ethics: Ability to meet the specific needs of patients with a variety of disabilities; retain emotional stability and maturity despite emotional and physical pressures; demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and initiative. Ability to promote a positive, collaborative practice atmosphere.

HEALTH & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must meet the health and physical requirements deemed necessary to effectively and safely perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Working Conditions

  • Physical effort and the ability to lift, position, or move patients.
  • Intermittent exertion when performing treatments.
  • Frequently lifts or pushes supplies or heavy equipment weighing fifty (50) pounds or more.
  • May be exposed to infectious diseases or hazardous substances.
  • Exposure to radiation hazards.
  • Subject to irregular hours of work, routine call procedures require evening and nighttime call, may handle crises and perform emergency care.
  • Long periods of sitting, standing, occasionally may need to bend, stoop and walk.

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To apply for this job email your details to cguirao@hhsc.org